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Bifurcate: Divided or forked into two

Blandishment: Flattering speech or actions designed to persuade or influence.

blasé: Unimpressed with something because of over-familiarity.

Bolster: To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.

Boorish: rough in manners; rude; uncultured.

Bovine: Cowlike

Brazen: Impudent, immodest, or shameless; bold

Broach: Raise (a sensitive or difficult subject) for discussion); To open, or pierce

Bucolic: Rustic, pastoral, country-styled.

Burgeon: To grow or expand.

Burnish: To make smooth or shiny by rubbing; to polish; to shine.

Buttress: To support something or someone by supplying evidence; to corroborate or substantiate.

Cacophonous: Containing, consisting of or producing harsh, unpleasant or discordant sounds

Cadge: To beg.

Callous: Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering/feelings of others.

Calumny: a falsification or misrepresentation intended to disparage or discredit another; slander

canard: A false or misleading report or story, especially if deliberately so.

Canon: A generally accepted principle.

Cant: A private or secret language used by a religious sect, gang, or other group.

Cantankerous: Stubborn, cranky,surly, ill-humored,irritable

Capricious: Fickle

Captious: Having a disposition to find fault unreasonably or to raise petty objections; intend to entrap, as in an argument

Cardinal: of foremost importance

Carnal: of the flesh or body; related to physical apetites

Cartography: Science of making maps

Castigation: Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.

Cataclysm: A sudden and violent change in the earth's crust.

Categorical: absolute; having no exception

Caucus: Smaller group within an organization

Causal: of, relating to, or being a cause of something; causing

caustic: Capable of burning, corroding or destroying organic tissue

Celestial: Relating to the sky or space; sublime

Chasten: To punish or reprimand for the sake of improvement; to discipline.

Chaste: Innocent; Abstaining from sexual intercourse

Chicanery: Deception by use of trickery, quibbling, or subterfuge.

Chivalry: The fact or condition of being a knight; knightly skill, prowess.

Churlish: Rude, surly, ungracious.

Circuitous: Of a long and winding route.

Clairvoyant: A person able to foresee the future.

Clamor: A great outcry or vociferation; loud and continued shouting or exclamation.

Clique: A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal

Cloister: Seclude or shut up in or as if in a convent or monastery

Coagulate: To cause to congeal, to convert from a liquid to a semisolid mass.

Coalesce: To join into a single mass or whole.

Coda: A passage which brings a movement or piece to a conclusion through prolongation.

Codify: To reduce to a code, to arrange into a code; to syntematize

Cognizant: Aware.

Collage: a composite object or collection (abstract or concrete) created by the assemblage of diverse things; especially for a work of art such as text, film, etc..

Commensurate: proportionate; of a similar measurable standard

Compendium: A short, complete summary; an abstract.

Complacent: Uncritically satisfied with oneself or one's achievements; smug.

Complaisant: Overly polite; Willing to do what pleases others;

Compliant: Willing to comply; yielding; bending; pliant; submissive.

Compunction: a pricking of conscience, a slight regret; Uneasiness caused by guilt

Conciliatory: Overcoming distrust or hostility; willing to conciliate, or to make concessions

Concoct: to invent; to contrive something using skill or ingenuity

Concomitant: Existing concurently

Condone: To forgive, excuse or overlook (something).

Congenial: friendly or sociable

Conjugal: Of, or relating to marriage, or the relationship of spouses

Connoisseur: A specialist of a given field whose opinion is valued; especially in one of the fine arts, or in a matter of taste

Conscript: One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee.

Consecrate: To declare, or otherwise make something holy.

Contend: to struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.

Contentious: Marked by heated arguments or controversy; Quarrelsome

Contiguous: connected; touching; abutting

Contrite: Sincerely penitent or feeling regret or sorrow, especially for one’s own actions; apologetic.

Contumacious: rebellious; disobedient; contemptuous of authority;

Conundrum: A difficult question or riddle, especially one using a play on words in the answer.

Convivial: S0ciable

Copious: Great in quantity or number, profuse, abundant.

Coquette: A woman who flirts or plays with men's affections.

Cornucopia: A hollow horn- or cone-shaped object, filled with edible or useful things; State of abundance

Covert: Partially hidden, disguised, secret, surreptitious.

Covetous: Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (especially money); avaricious;

cozen: To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.

craven: A confessed coward.

credence: Acceptance of a belief or claim as true, especially on the basis of evidence.

credo: A belief system.

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